Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Camp

The Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) will partner with the State University of New York at Albany to offer the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program to about 20 area minority high school juniors each summer. COAP educates minority high school students on the many facets of the accounting profession and builds skills to help them succeed in college and the business world.  Albany students have toured Pricewaterhouse Coopers and participated in a panel discussion about accounting. Albany business professionals lead sessions on interviewing and networking skills, and students learn to craft an effective resume.  Historically, minorities have been underrepresented in the accounting profession, and the COAP program aims to increase diversity. Almost 100% of COAP participants have gone on to college and 70% are majoring or enrolled in accounting or business programs.

Contact: Ingrid Fisher
Phone: (518) 442-4948
Email: ifisher@uamail.albany.edu
School, college, division or unit: School of Business
Department or subunit: Department of Accounting
Partners: New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants